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Could someone please write Design Patterns in C# for Dummies?

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I have the infamous GoF Design Patterns boo - it's been sittin gon my shelf
for years. I have a huge reading list and find this book a rather dry read
and am always putting it off.

I have recommendation for "Head First Design Patterns" book, but it's aimed
aimed at Java developers. I'd rather have a book that has a "For Dummies"
readability that that hopefully exploits C# and .NET features and (oh,
please, please, please) includes a CD with source code for these patterns to
speed things up.

Thanks for any advice!

Carlo
Mar 2 '06 #1
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Hi,

"Carlo Stonebanks" <cs*********@nissenfasteners.com> wrote in message
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I have the infamous GoF Design Patterns boo - it's been sittin gon my shelf
for years. I have a huge reading list and find this book a rather dry read
and am always putting it off.
IMO I find this book very good, the first part where they practically give
a glapse of how to use the patterns building an editor is one of the best
explanations I have seen.
Not dry at all really
I have recommendation for "Head First Design Patterns" book, but it's
aimed aimed at Java developers. I'd rather have a book that has a "For
Dummies" readability that that hopefully exploits C# and .NET features and
(oh, please, please, please) includes a CD with source code for these
patterns to speed things up.

IMO design pattern is not a "dummies" theme , it's more "for professionals"
than for "for begginers" you need to have a very good understanding of OOP
to really understand it.
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Ignacio Machin,
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Florida Department Of Transportation
Mar 2 '06 #2

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Carlo:

I understand the frustration. I was sick and tired of mazes after
reading the GoF book, so I started on easier books like, C# Design
Patterns, and UML and Design Patterns by Craig Larman.

I also looked for internet resources and found the gem to be
http://www.dofactory.com/Patterns/Patterns.aspx, which is akin to the
Dummy's Guide that you are looking. Then I went back to the GoF book
and understand a lot more of what was going on.

If I were you, I would start from:
- the internet resource
http://www.dofactory.com/Patterns/Patterns.aspx,
- read books like "Design Patterns in C#" [spare the "C# Design
Patterns: A Tutotial book"],
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/032...Fencoding=UTF8
- go back to GoF book, there is plenty of stuff there that I feel is
missed in the other books.
I hope you find this information as useful as I did.

Sincerely,
Bobby

PS. I have been wanting to put up something like a Dummy's guide on a
website, but I haven't found time. Maybe someday ....

Mar 2 '06 #3

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